Category Archives: Film Festivals

Sam Mendes Chosen To Head The Venice Film Festival Jury

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Director Sam Mendes will take the seat at the head of the jury table at the 73rd Venice Film Festival, which runs from August 31 to September 10.

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LA Film Festival Announces The 2016 Competition Lineup

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Film Independent, the non-profit group that produces the Independent Spirit Awards, unveiled the competition lineup for this year’s LA Film Festival, which runs June 1-9.

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THE COMPLETE LINEUP OF THE 2016 CANNES FILM FESTIVAL

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The 2016 Cannes Film Festival lineup is out! Woody Allen’s Cafe Society is set to open the festival and also includes Steven Spielberg’s The BFG and Shane Black’s The Nice Guys. Check out the lineup here.

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Disney’s D23 Expo 2017 Dates Expected To Conflict With Comic-Con

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Disney’s pop culture ultimate fan event, D23 has announced that next year’s expo will take place from July 14th to the 16th, which is normally the same dates for Comic-Con in San Diego.

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SXSW Film Festival Recap: The Best, The Worst, And The Queso

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The SXSW Film Festival wrapped over the weekend and now that the Audience Award Winners and the Grand Jury Winners have been announced, I can finally sit still for a moment and reflect back on all the good, the bad, and the mediocre of this year’s fest.

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The Tribeca Film Festival’s Talk Series Lineup Includes J.J. Abrams, Jodie Foster, Joss Whedon, And More

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Now that the Tribeca Film Festival has announced their competition lineup and their feature slate, the New York-based fest has now unveiled their Talk Series.

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{SXSW} And Punching The Clown Mini-Review: The Comedy Struggle Is Real

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And Punching The Clown stands well on its own as a subtle and well-crafted comedy that makes sure every laugh is worth it.

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{SXSW} The Dwarvenaut Mini-Review: An Unlikely Documentary About A Dungeons And Dragons Fanatic

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On the surface, The Dwarvenaut seems like a doc about an eccentric Dungeons and Dragons fanatic, but it quickly turns into a well-told story about an orphan who became a successful entrepreneur.

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{SXSW} Hush Mini-Review: A Silent But Deadly Thriller

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Hush is a combo of Straw Dogs and The Strangers — but the victim is completely void of hearing and speaking which takes it to another level of terrifying.

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The Complete List Of SXSW Film Festival 2016 Audience Award Winners

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After nine days, 143 feature-length films and 114 shorts, the SXSW Film Festival has announced the Audience Award winners.

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{SXSW} Born To Be Blue Mini-Review: Another Music Biopic About A Jazz Trumpeter

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Just when you thought there isn’t room for another movie about a music legend, Born to be Blue comes out. The Robert Budreau-directed film about jazz trumpeter Chet Baker is a music biopic that is fine, but forgettable.

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{SXSW} Pet Mini-Review: A Very Different Kind Of Kidnapping Movie

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On the surface, Pet seems like an ordinary psychological thriller, but as the story progresses it twists itself into a knot of an emotional instability that will make your brain bleed.

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{SXSW} Hardcore Henry Mini-Review: Vomit-Inducing First-Person Action

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Half bone-breaking action movie and half amusement park thrill ride, Hardcore Henry is pure unadulterated fun.

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SXSW Spotlight: “Leprechaun 4: In Space” Screens As The Film Festival Comes To A Close

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Considering it was St. Patrick’s Day, I thought it appropriate to attend a special SXSW screening of the classic, Leprechaun 4: In Space — just how our forefathers would have wanted.

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{SXSW} Miles Ahead Mini-Review: Fan Fiction About A Music Legend

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Miles Ahead is a passion project that Don Cheadle decided to share with the world. At times, it wobbles about, but you have to appreciate its passion.

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{SXSW} Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday Review: Pee-Wee’s New Adventure Is Missing The Magic

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Pee-wee’s Big Holiday was supposed to be welcomed with an uproarious standing ovation and a heaping of praise. Instead, it deserves seated applause and a pat on the back.

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SXSW Spotlight: “Jean Of The Joneses” Charms With Its Family Dysfunction, “Jack Goes Home” Nears Deal

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Another day at SXSW has gone by and the music portion has started to eclipse the film portion of the festival — but that doesn’t mean the screenings have stopped. I managed to fit in a handful of movies before the day’s end.

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{SXSW} Operator Review: Martin Starr And Mae Whitman Connect In This Tech-Driven Romantic Comedy

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Operator is painful, heartfelt, and funny — as all relationships should be.

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{SXSW} Don’t Breathe Review: Fede Alvarez’s Latest Will Leave You Gasping For Air

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Alvarez’s mysterious twisted home invasion movie is a brutal thrill ride that could very well be the best thing to come out of SXSW this year.

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SXSW Spotlight: “The Art Of Organized Noize” Sings, But Don’t “Trust” Nicolas Cage’s Latest

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The stellar doc The Art of Organized Noize, the latest romp from Nicolas Cage, and the dizzying experience of Hardcore Henry. Plus, a guide to navigating the crowds at SXSW.

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{SXSW} The Waiting Review: Never Mess With The Grumpy Old Man In Your Neighborhood

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Kasra Farahani’s directorial debut is a commendable first crack at a genre and concept that has been recycled time and time again.

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The Complete List Of SXSW Film Festival Jury And Special Award Winners

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The SXSW Film Festival announced their 2016 Jury and Special Award-winners at the SXSW Film Awards tonight at the Paramount Theater in Austin.

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SXSW Spotlight: Michelle Obama’s Keynote, “Outcast” Makes Its World Premiere, And “Tony Robbins” Is Not My Guru

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Michelle Obama will be joined by some big stars during her SXSW keynote address, while Robert Kirkman’s Outcast made its world premiere.

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“Sausage Party” Gives A Whole New Meaning To The Term ‘Food Porn’

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There was enough of the movie screened at SXSW to tell you that this is breaking some major ground when it comes to R-rated, nasty-as-they-wannabe animation.

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{SXSW} My Blind Brother Review: A Cynical, Yet Heartfelt Story Of Sibling Rivalry

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My Blind Brother isn’t the most phenomenal film about sibling rivalry, but it certainly adds its own twist that makes it distinct and unlike any film about brotherly love.

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SXSW Spotlight: Netflix Acquires “Asperger’s Are Us”, “Demolition” Makes Its U.S. Premiere, Official “Hush” Trailer

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Opening weekend of SXSW has officially ended and it was quite eventful. Here are just some of the highlights, reviews, and trailers from the film fest.

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{SXSW} Demolition Review: Gyllenhaal Breaks Stuff To Deal With His Emotions

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Gyllenhaal sells us as an emotionally stunted widower, but after Demolition loses steam, the film realizes it needs a resolution and cobbles one together that satisfies its characters more than its audience.

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{SXSW} 9 Rides Review: A “Taxi Driver” For The Uber Generation

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What seems like a modern carbon copy of Taxi Driver is more of a continuation of the story and lifestyle of a driver… without any of the psychosis.

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SXSW Spotlight: Spotlight Thriller “Hush” Acquired, A “Sausage Party” Preview, And A Festival Trailer Round-Up

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SXSW is in full swing and we have all the news that you need from the festival including exclusive work-in-progress screenings of highly anticipated films, a hearty round-up of movie trailers and clips, and Star Wars, of course.

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Your Guide To The 2016 SXSW Film Festival: Visions And Midnighters

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Films in SXSW’s Visions and Midnighters are experimental, conceptual and, in a word, weird. Some of the best films of the festival live in this portion of the festival. Here are some that made our “must watch” list.

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